Be'er Sheva (Beer-sheba) was so well-known in acinet Israel it became part of a saying meant to comprise the whole of the land, "From Dan to Beer-Sheba."
All of us deal with some kind of deep-seated fear. It helps to keep that in mind when reading Isaiah 7, for it concerns a king with deep-seated, and legitimate fear.
Zechariah’s twelfth chapter opens with the heart-stopping violence of warfare, a scene of howling destruction.
Listen to a story of unshakeable faith, knowing fear is the enemy of faith, and that God redeems the stories of every person who puts their faith in God through Christ!
Thus says the Lord God concerning Edom, seems to be a technical phrase—what this vision contains cannot be altered, for it was delivered by God Almighty, and is not up for revision or debate.
Broken by life’s traumas, calamities, and tragedies, and just when you’re at your lowest, it seems…there you go, right over the edge, and into the dumpster.
The way Amos chose to depict himself was as a simple man minding his own business, tending to his farm and family, when God came barreling in with an urgent message
Amos knew what it was to scratch out an existence with the poor. He had courage, endurance, tenacity, and righteous zeal. And like his dressing knife, Amos' tongue was sharp and to the point.